Colditz was the last stop for prisoners of war in the Second World War. It was to this impregnable fortress that the Germans sent all those prisoners who persisted in escaping from other camps, such as Stalag Luft III (of THE GREAT ESCAPE FAME). Once within the walls of Colditz, the Germans reasoned, escape was impossible. And yet during the ...
Colditz was the last stop for prisoners of war in the Second World War. It was to this impregnable fortress that the Germans sent all those prisoners who persisted in escaping from other camps, such as Stalag Luft III (of THE GREAT ESCAPE FAME). Once within the walls of Colditz, the Germans reasoned, escape was impossible. And yet during the four-year period when the castle was used as a prison over 300 men escaped, 31 of whom managed to complete the hazardous journey home through Germany. Prisoners from 10 different countries formed a truly international escape academy. Skeleton keys were made, German passes forged, maps drafted, and all manner of tools and machinery constructed out of whatever the prisoners had to hand. The ingenuity of the escape artists knew no bounds: the tried everything from tunnelling, to hiding in rubbish sacks, disguising themselves as German officers, and leaping acrobatically from the castle walls.
Good in None Issued jacket. 222 pages. Book is in general good condition. There is some light reading wear present, but still a presentable copy. A True Classic, This Is The Best Selling Story Of Escape From The Dreaded German P.O.W. Camp. Colditz Was The Last Stop For Prisoners Of War In The Second World War. An Impregnable Fortress, It Was To Colditz That The Germans Sent All Those Prisoners Who Persisted In Escaping From Other Camps, Such As Stalag Luft III(of The Great Escape Fame).
Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall 0304358126 Paperback Paperback. Slight wear to edge of cover. A true classic, this is Pat Reid's original, bestselling story of escape from the dreaded German P.O.W. Camp. 223 pp. (We carry a wide selection of titles in The Arts, Theology, History, Politics, Social and Physical Sciences. academic and scholarly books and Modern First Editions etc. )
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